6 Top Destinations To Travel Around Thanksgiving Day

It is that time of the year when we all are busy celebrating thanksgiving day. A day is celebrated on the Fourth Thursday in November month in the United States of America. This American tradition of Thanksgiving is based on the 1621 harvest feast, which was started by the colonial pilgrims. If you haven’t decided the place for Thanksgiving this year, read this post as it will suggest the top destinations in the US to travel around this annual national holiday. 

Before you get revealed to the top destinations for Thanksgiving Day, you must get updated with the basic information about this day. 

Why Thanksgiving Day is celebrated? 

The basic idea of celebrating this annual national holiday is to cherish the tradition of Thanksgiving that was started when the English colonists shared their first bountiful harvest in Plymouth Rock. Turkey, pumpkin pie, potatoes, cranberries, and bread stuffing are served as the main Thanksgiving meal. 

Now let’s find out the top places where you can enjoy your Thanksgiving Day. 

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Top Spots for Thanksgiving Day

Hawaii - To ignore the heavy crowd

Hawaii is one of the top travel destinations in the US to embrace the beauty of pristine beaches, exotic resorts, water adventures, and of course, sumptuous food culture. This is an ideal place to celebrate Thanksgiving Day for those travelers who want to skip the heavy crowd and wish to enjoy delicious Thanksgiving meals. There are many resorts that serve a plethora of Thanksgiving feasts, including Roasted Turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, fishes and shellfish, and many more dishes. Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Lanai, Molokai also cater to fulfilling the Thanksgiving feast.

Best Places to Eat: La Hiki, Noe, Fish House

Plymouth, Massachusetts - to taste the actual flavor of the festival 

Plymouth is a place where Thanksgiving Day tradition first started. It is a perfect place for travelers who want to enjoy this national tradition of giving thanks in the most traditional way. This town symbolizes the oldest flavor of the festival and there are locals who invite tourists to the Thanksgiving feast. Plymouth is one of the best places to visit near the national tradition of giving thanks since the availability of wild turkey is high and most of the locals prepare only stuffed wild turkey. The preparation of the turkey is done with some secret ingredients which only ancient people use to make it classic. With these ingredients, the locals prepare the best traditional Thanksgiving feasts to make the most of the day. Generally, turkey is stuffed with bread but these locals replace the bread-based stuffing to herbs, onions, and nuts to add extra flavor to it. 

Best Places to Eat: Plimoth Plantation, Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-century English Village, Craft Center.

New York - to enjoy being a part of a big parade

New York City is a city that displays an array of colorful and big balloons swaying in the air during this Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. These character-oriented giant balloons are the main attraction of the parade but the colorful costumes and other props are hard to ignore. After this parade, full-fledged Thanksgiving meals are served on the tables in the best resorts and restaurants. New York serves the best roasted Turkey which is the main dish of Thanksgiving Day along with some dishes available on the menu. Turkey is made out of some traditional ingredients but onions, and nuts are added to make it more delicious. 

Best Places to Eat: Four Seasons Hotel, Dirty French, Le Coq Rico, Felice56, Tavern on the Green

New Orleans, Louisiana - to know about the turducken

New Orleans is a popular city known for its fabulous food and partying culture and it is no surprise that this city knows well how to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Known for its creativity in culinary arts, this city has given some new dishes to the menu. The main dishes include Crawfish, vignettes, and Po’ boys along with Thanksgiving special turducken. Turducken is a modern Thanksgiving tradition of Louisiana, which is known as a three bird roast and when it is replaced with goose, it is called Gooducken. Turducken is a triple-poultry dish consisted of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck that is further stuffed into a deboned turkey. It is the most popular dish served in New Orleans around Thanksgiving Day. 

Best Places to Eat: K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, Shops of the Colonnade - French Market and Gourmet Butcher Block.

Chicago - to enjoy activities around Thanksgiving Day 

Chicago offers an array of activities around Thanksgiving Day along with fabulous feasts. It is one of the best places to be around if you want to enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities around Thanksgiving weekend. All the activities start three days before the feast day and wind up with a three-hour-long annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and delicious Thanksgiving meals. Ice skating and caroling at Millenium Park are some of the best games in the city of Chicago to enjoy during Thanksgiving. 

Best Places to Eat: Prime & Provisions, City Mouse, Pearl’s Place

Orlando, Florida - to enjoy a family trip around Thanksgiving Day 

Disney World and Universal Studios are the main attractions of Florida which keeps the road busy during holidays and makes it a popular Thanksgiving destination for family tour. Around Thanksgiving Day, the city gets heavy footfall at some specific places such as Disney resorts, Universal Studios, Sea Cruise and a lot more places. On Thanksgiving weekend, there are many resorts that keep a theme party with Thanksgiving meals including turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies are a few to name. These theme-based parties include turkey dinner, Disney characters, seasonal decor and live football broadcasts. On Sea Cruise booking, you can enjoy the day with some traditional feasts around the water. Cruising makes the vacationing experience different, especially on Thanksgiving weekend. This city  

Best Places to Eat: The Alfond Inn at Rollins, Art Smith’s Homecoming Kitchen, The Capital Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Giving Thanks To You 

Are you, all charged up to have a thrilling and mind-blowing Thanksgiving weekend? So, no waiting, get up and book a vacation to one of the aforementioned places to make your Thanksgiving amazing.  

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